Boyne City Manager Michael Cain was among those recently honored for their work in advocating for housing solutions throughout Northern Michigan.
The awards were given during the Northwest Michigan Housing Solutions Network 2016 Housing Leadership Award ceremony on Oct. 25 at the second annual Northwest Michigan Housing Summit in Traverse City.
The Housing Leadership Award highlights the contributions of individuals in Northwest Lower Michigan who have made positive, significant contributions to housing for all residents. The award is for individuals including elected or appointed officials, professional staff, or volunteers who have:
• Made important contributions to the region’s housing choices;
• Increased the understanding and awareness of housing needs;
• Led efforts resulting in significant economic, social, and/or political impacts in the community that have encouraged housing choices for all.
Michael Cain, Boyne City City Manager, for coordinating the Boyne City Housing Summit, which brought together citizens, builders, City Commissioners, Planning Commissioners, and employers to discuss housing challenges and take steps toward solutions.
The Boyne City Housing Summit was a first step towards meeting City Commission goals to address housing needs.
The Housing Solutions Network seeks to aid in development of a diverse mix of regional housing choices with affordable options that fit in with the unique character of the countryside, neighborhoods, villages, and cities of our region.